With the Bronze hanging from the neck, Los Pumas 7’s must face a 2021 that has a lot of competition with the participation in the World Seven Series and the good Olympic performance will be a clean and jerk for the small game team, which seeks to sit at the table with the great teams of the world.
The brand new third place brought good news for some members of the team who were called up by Mario Ledesma for the senior team that will face the Rugby Championship from August. The privileged ones were Santiago Mare, Lucio Cinti, Marcos Moneta and Ignacio Mendy.
The first appointment on the agenda coach Santiago Gómez Cora has a date for the September 18-19 in Vancouver, Canada to kick off the 2021 World Rugby Sevens Series. The next stop will be a week later, on September 25 and 26, in the same country, but the headquarters will be Edmonton.
The October 29 and 30 The Pumas 7’s will be presented in Singapore. In November there will be a tournament in Hong Kong from November 5 to 7 and the last month of 2021 will also have competition in Dubai, on December 3 and 4, and on December 10 and 12 in Cape Town, South Africa.
The The team’s last performance on the traditional specialty circuit was in March 2019. In Vancouver, the Albicelestes did not make a foothold in the group stage and lost to England 31-0 and South Africa 17-5, while in the last presentation against Japan they tied at 21 points.
Of the 12 players chosen by Gómez Cora, 9 later achieved the Bronze in Tokyo a few days ago. In the fight for 13th place, there was a defeat to Scotland 38-27, a victory against Wales 31-7 and a fall to Ireland 31-26, which ended up placing the Albiceleste team in 14th position. That year the podium went to New Zealand, followed by South Africa and Fiji.
Calendar and venues of the World Seven Series 2021
September 18 and 19: Vancouver.
September 25 and 26: Edmonton.
October 29 and 30: Singapore.
November 5-7: Hong Kong.
December 3-4: Dubai.
December 10-12 Cape Town.